101 in 1001

101 in 1001 is another kind of bucket list I’ve seen on a lot of my favorite blogs.  Basically it’s a list of 101 things you want to do and you have about 2.75 years to complete the list.  I think it’s a cool way to list some goal I’d like to achieve, but I know it might not happen within a year.  It gives you a little more leeway to reach your goals, so I’ve decided to give it a try!

Start Date: April 6th, 2016                                      End Date: January 2nd, 2019

For Myself

1. Take a drawing class
2. Get my skin cleared up and keep it that way
3. Take a language class (in either French or ASL)
4. Learn French
5. Learn American Sign Language
6. Finish my in-progress fanfiction
7. Purchase an iMac
8. Hide away money for me to find at an unexpected time
9. Create a custom frame for my Instax Mini photos
10. Last the entire week on the annual camping trip with my dad
11. Type up all my old stories that still reside in notebooks
12. Start wearing makeup on a semi-regular basis
13. Have a spa day with my mom
14. Adopt two kittens (10.6.2016)
15. Continue my original short story series
16. Create a morning routine I can stick to
17. Move to a new state (preferably somewhere south)

For Others

18. Participate in a charity walk
19. Pay It Forward at least 5 different times
20. Send 10 homemade cards to family or friend for no reason
21. Volunteer for a holiday event in the community
22. Volunteer for the library (Summer 2016)
23. Contribute to a kickstarter or gofundme campgain
24. Keep my phone away at least 5 times when out to eat with others (2/5: Cracker Barrel 4.16.16, Panera 10.5.16)


25. Find and join a church as a real member
26. Join a weekly Bible study
27. Read all books of the Bible I have not yet read
28. Keep a Bible or prayer journal for a month

Foodie Things

29. Try French macarons
30. Try a mimosa
31. Make homemade iced coffee
32. Make chocolate covered strawberries at home
33. Learn to like green tea
34. Eat at the Cheesecake Factory
35. Eat at Chick-fil-A
36. Bake cookies from scratch
37. Make Nanni’s applesauce cookies with my mom
38. Eat vegan for a day


39. Visit three new states
40. Visit the Liberty University campus
41. Get a passport
42. Visit Canada
43. See Niagara Falls from the Canadian side
44. Go on a cruise with my mom
45. Spend a day in New York City

Career and Related Skills

46. Be the videographer for at least 5 events
47. Do a portrait session for someone other than myself
48. Make a new general videography reel
49. Make a sports videography reel
50. Learn to use and purchase Adobe After Effects
51. Get a good-paying job in the Communication field
52. Build a photography portfolio


53. Improve my credit score
54. Pay off my credit cards
55. Buy a new (to me) car (4/27/16)
56. Do a no-spending challenge for a month
57. Go without eating out for a month
58. Make a dent in my student loans
59. Save change for an entire year
60. Switch to a cheaper phone plan
61. Learn to do my own taxes

Physical/Mental Health

62. Take a yoga class
63. Use my yoga DVD for at-home yoga for a week straight
64. Maintain a healthy weight
65. Go without social media for an entire day
66. Go without social media for an entire weekend
67. Do a 30-Day challenge

Fun/Just Because

68. Read 50 books within 1 year
69. Reread the Harry Potter series and subsequently watch the movies
70. Try out a book box subscription
71. Start reading more “normal” adult fiction books (as opposed to young adult)
72. Go apple picking
73. Go blueberry picking
74. Attend another NFL game
75. Build a gingerbread house at Christmastime
76. Go to the zoo
77. Watch Titanic on the anniversary of its sinking
78. Submit 10 photos to a stock photography site
79. Film a music video
80. Use a fake name at Starbucks
81. Pull an all-nighter
82. Leave a note in a library book
83. Attempt YouTube again (either for blog or separately)
84. Send custom Christmas cards
85. Go bowling with my dad (5.1.2016)
86. Make a scrapbook
87. Buy books from a used book store (Summer 2016)
88. Print and hang one of my photos
89. Go on a photography adventure
90. Restart and beat my Pokemon Blue game

For the Blog

91. Do a Q&A post or vlog
92. Make a light-box for blog photography
93. Successfully morph it into a hybrid (lifestyle/faith/book) blog
94. Guest post on another blog
95. Meet a blogger friend in real life
96. Create a weekly vlog feature
97. Create a weekly or monthly series
98. Host a link-up
99. Take new portrait photos
100. Participate in another blogger’s swap event
101. Update the graphics on old posts